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For a Big Company, Apple Lets Too Much Fall Through the Cracks

3:05 PM, Dec. 2nd, 2014 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

Hidden Dimensions Column

Apple is indeed an awesome and wealthy company, on track to become the first one valued at a trillion dollars. But the heritage of Apple is also concentrated power in a small executive team, and that means too much falls through the cracks.

The Last “User Friendly View” Column

1:23 PM, Jan. 23rd, 2013 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

Ted Landau writes his farewell column for User Friendly View, including a look back at the many different topics he has covered over the years.

Apple’s Half-empty Half-full Future

6:55 PM, Nov. 21st, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

What's happening with Apple these days? Has Apple peaked? Is it running on fumes, no longer cool or innovative, starting its downward spiral into oblivion? Or is Apple well-positioned to surge ahead in 2013, cementing its already strong position with a line of new products that will blow away the competition? Ted Landau assesses the merits of both sides of the debate.

Moshi’s Cases & Covers Are…Super!

2:19 PM, Nov. 7th, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

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When Ted Landau agreed to meet with Moshi to see their line-up of iOS and Mac cases and covers, he was less than enthusiastic. He left the meeting surprised and impressed — and now happily uses three of their products. For the details of what these products are and how they turned Ted's head around, read on... 

Apple’s New iPads Set to Crush the Competition

6:46 PM, Oct. 23rd, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

Ted Landau has seen the future…and it is filled with iPads. In two sizes. Original and mini. With today's iPad announcements, Apple has laid down the gauntlet in the tablet wars. In Ted's view, barring a few small but significant exceptions, there is no reason for anyone to buy a tablet that is not an iPad.

Deciding about the iPad mini

10:00 AM, Oct. 20th, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

As we count down the hours to the all-but-certain announcement of a smaller iPad on Tuesday, Ted Landau highlights the key questions that should be answered by the media event.

Multitasking & the iPad

12:46 PM, Oct. 18th, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

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Why doesn't the current crop of iOS devices, especially the iPad, support true multitasking? Ted Landau peers into Apple's past, present, and future — in search of the answers.

Mac App Store’s Sandbox Loophole

1:09 PM, Oct. 3rd, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

There's a loophole that allows apps sold in the Mac App Store to bypass Apple's sandboxing restrictions. And so far, Apple has not done much to prevent it. Ted Landau explains...

The Trouble with iOS 6’s Passbook App

12:46 PM, Sep. 26th, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

Passbook is a promising new app in iOS 6. Still, Apple could have done a much better job of guiding users through the often cryptic process of how it works. Ted Landau explains...

Success and Criticism of iPhones and Movies

2:26 PM, Sep. 25th, 2012 · · Ted Landau’s User Friendly View

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This article is ultimately about the iPhone 5, the people who initially found it "disappointing" or "boring," and the people who lashed out at those iPhone critics. In the end, Ted Landau also offers his own assessment of the new iPhone.

But first...a word about the movies...